YOUTUBE NOW IN 3D VISION

by Jon Barad

With the increasing number of 3D camcorders, tablets and smart phones available (Nintendo 3DS, Sony 3D Bloggie, and T-Mobile G-Slate 3D Tablet to name just a few) consumers have a lot more ways to create their own user-generated 3D content.  And typically, the most popular place to enjoy user-generated content is YouTube, so today we’re bringing those two elements together, by announcing that all 3D Vision customers can now enjoy the 3D videos already up on YouTube in high-quality, full-color stereoscopic 3D with their 3D Vision PCs.

Websites can now even embed and stream 3D Vision-ready YouTube videos on any of their pages. Check out some of the best 3D YouTube videos with 3D Vision, posted here: www.3DVisionLive.com/YT3D

Together with YouTube and Mozilla, we are enabling this feature through the introduction of 3D WebM (http://www.webmproject.org/about/) encoded video streaming in Firefox 4 browsers.

To enable the feature, just follow these simple steps:

1.) Check to see if you have all the necessary components installed (http://www.3dvisionlive.com/3dv-html5-detection), including:

– NVIDIA 3D Vision (www.nvidia.com/get3d), which requires:

+ NVIDIA GeForce GPU

+ 3D Vision monitor, notebook or projector

+ 3D Vision glasses

+ 3D Vision IR emitter (USB or built-in)

Note: If you have a HDMI 1.4 3D TV and a GeForce PC, you can purchase 3DTV Play software.  Find out more here: (www.nvidia.com/3dtv)

– NVIDIA Driver 275 or above

– Firefox 4 (or later) – www.firefox.com

2.) Go directly to Youtube and select the “HTML5 Stereo View” method from the list provided here: http://www.youtube.com/select_3d_mode

3.) Enjoy YouTube in all its 3D glory!

And for web developers that want to embed YouTube 3D videos or stream your own HTML5 videos, you can find more information under the HTML5 section here: http://www.3dvisionlive.com/apps.

Check it out and let us know what you think, in the comments below.